Friday, 19 October 2007

The Queen visits my town

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4 years ago Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited my home town

I was so excited as I had never seen her before in person

I duly went into town in good time, taking my camera and finding a good spot to be able to take a photograph of her

You know that didn't happen but something strange did

As she came into view I just burst into tears and I could not take my eyes off her

There was a sense of majesty that I had not seen before nor expected

The radiance that eminated from her

Taking a photo was not as important as having this imprint in my mind

That same week there was a programme on tv where photographers and artists that had done portraits of the Queen all said without exception that when she walked into the room they were struck with her sense of majesty. All they had planned to do and say just left them

It got me thinking

What will it be like when we come face to face with Jesus for the first time

If an earthly Soveriegn can have this effect what will it be like when we meet our Soveriegn God

Beyond imagination


Maddy said...

What a beautiful post, thank you.

Midlife Cycler said...

You made me start humming the song: I can only imagine " by Mercy Me.

Surrounded by your glory,
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you Jesus,
Or in awe of you be still?
Will I stand in your presence,
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing Halelluja,
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine, yeah
I can only imagine

Penless Thoughts said...

This is exactly why I love the song I Can Only Imagine. I just love it and we sang it just this past Wednesday night at church. As I was typing this I glanced over and see that Midlife Cycler has already posted the words to this beautiful song. Every time we sing it I truly try to imagine what I will do. I can honestly see myself doing any and ALL of these things. BUT....I Can Only Imagine. One thing I know for will be the most wonderful experience and time we have ever had. I Can Only Imagine!!!

Midlife Cycler said...

Hi again Barbara, I found the post you were referring to. I think you and
hubby should try a recumbent bike. Just go to a shop and try one out.
It is so comfortable. You have such beautiful country to enjoy.

Vee said...

Now I'm singing, too. :)

That was a sweet post. Isn't it interesting that you had no idea that such emotion would swell? I have been surprised by emotion, too.

My mother was once beaned by the Queen Mother who was visiting Canada at the time. The Queen tossed a bouquet of flowers that clipped my mom. My mother was only four and she yelled loudly, "The Queen just knocked my hat off!" It's been a fun story for her to tell for years.

inspired said...

wow what great example you've used ;]

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Wow, what an experience!

I often think what it will be like when I meet Jesus face to face. My first husband all ready has!

I just read Isaiah chapter 6 the other day... it gives me goosebumps... I think I will fall flat on my face, but I know my Jesus will pick me up in His ever loving arms... what a day!

Thank you for this beautiful post:)

Willow said...

You've left us with a wonderful thought for the week!

Kylee said...

What a wonderful way the Holy Spirit has spoken to you. God uses earthly things and people to speak to us if we only hear it, and you did. Thank you for sharing that insight and revelation with us! I've experienced that feeling much as you describe here, and you're RIGHT! We truly can only imagine what that moment will be like when we see Jesus for the first time. Wow.

Betty said...

I can't imagine how it will be to see our Savior face to, joy, joy....

Decided to hang that wreath yet? Betty

A Woman Who is: said...

Lovely post. I will be looking forward to your return and more of those great Cotswold pic's. I would like to link you to my blog if that is okay?

nikkipolani said...

I have been thinking about that a lot lately since I'm in a Revelation study (and it seems like studies on Revelation are quite prolific of late). Thank you for posting your experience and feelings.


Great post. I can hardly wait to come face to face with my Saviour. He has done so much for me I just want to worship Him. Thank you for making me thing of this wonderful time to come. connie from Texas

Mob said...

I love your blog! I live in California (Lake Tahoe) and am a Christian too. My parents were born in Bournemouth, so I'm 100% English.
Isn't it great not to be afraid of dying. Praise God!
email me if you want to view my blog:
Sincerely, Paula Mantia

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Lovely post Barbara.... That evokes wonderful thoughts..... Marion

Beach Girl said...

I so appreciate the comment you left for me; thank you for your prayers and sharing your story. Barbara, I will keep your son in my prayers as well. He knows the truth, just as all these prodigals do, and all we can do is bathe them in continued prayers.

Like everyone else here today, I thought of the same song. We can't begin to imagine what it will be like to see our King. I pray that your son will think about what comes next, after this life, and will give his heart back to God. I pray that he and all of our children will only imagine what it will be like to be on either side of the fence when the day of the Lord arrives. I told Second, a few weeks ago, that you can't sit on a fence. When the rapture comes, the fence sitters will then realise what their choices brought.

I love you, Barbara, my Elephant Sister! (For an explanation of that see the most recent post of mine.)


Timmie said...

Beautiful post. You'd enjoy the movie, "The Queen", I really did...

Linds said...

Morning, Barbara! I am waiting and ready to post after you do yours!

Teresa said...

I would really like the opportunity to see Queen Elizabeth. I have read of her majestic presence. The dignity and grace with which she operates is amazing. I am a fan. But, as you said... if she being human has that affect on those standing by, what must it be like to meet Jesus, face to face. I know what it is like to spend time alone with Him in prayer and worship. But someday... what a beautiful thought to take with me to bed this evening.

Such a beautiful post. Thank you.